Welcome to the official website of the Rivers State Ministry of Health.
The Ministry is the organ of the Rivers State Government responsible for the formulation and implementation of health policies and programmes; health planning; regulation of health activities and maintenance of standards in the health sector at the State level.
The present administration has driven its agenda for Health which thrust is anchored on demonstrating political will for strengthening the various levels of care with an emphasis on infrastructural development (where needed); human capacity development; provision of funding for key programmes and projects; provision of a legislative framework for the reduction of out of pocket payment through the introduction of the Rivers State Contributory Health Protection Program (RIVCHPP), amongst others.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an
infectious disease caused by a
newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
Keep Safe from COVID-19
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions.
Follow advice provided by your local public health agency.
Stay at Home
Stay home, when going out to a public place wear a facemask
Keep a safe distance from people around you
Wash your Hands
Wash hands often with soap and water for 30secs
Cover your cough
Cough into your flexed elbow or cover your mouth with a clean tissue paper and discard immediately into a covered bin.